Zero to 100 km/h in 1.5 seconds: Formula Student Team breaks universe record with an electric racing car.

Posted on 28. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich/Zurich. From 0 to100 km/h in 1.513 seconds:
The tyro group from a ETH Zurich, that is upheld by a BMW
Group, has successfully damaged a prior acceleration record for
electric cars. Students of a ETH Zurich and Lucerne University
grown a automobile and set a record during a basic proviso of
a Formula Student. The automobile reached a speed of 100 km/h within a
stretch of reduction than 30 metres on a troops airbase nearby Zurich,
violation a universe record of 1.779 seconds. Thanks to a use of
CO twine materials, a automobile weights a small 168 kilograms and
facilities 4 self-developed circle heart motors transferring 200 hp of
energy to a tarmac around four-wheel expostulate technology.


Thus, a group is ideally prepared for a stirring Formula
Student Germany holding place on a Hockenheimring from 8 to 14 August
2016. For 7 days, 115 teams from some-more than 25 nations will be
competing opposite any other in their racing cars following a long
duration of development. In further to bolides with explosion engines,
40 racing cars featuring an electric expostulate complement will also be
fighting for victory, that can't be achieved by speed alone. Design,
cost budgeting and a business indication contingency also remonstrate a jury of
experts from attention and commerce.

Last year, a AMZ Racing Team from a ETH Zurich, that is
upheld by a BMW Group, was awarded second place in a overall
ranking, creation it one of a intensity possibilities for a lectern this
year, too.


Since a first of a Formula Student in 2006, a BMW Group has
been one of a categorical sponsors of a competition. Since 2010, the
association has also upheld immature engineers as a group unite and will
again put 3 teams from a Formula Student Electric (FSE) on the
starting grid this year – municHMotorsport (Munich University),
elbflorace (TU Dresden) and AMZ Racing (ETH Zurich).


In a process, a teams accept not usually financial support, but
also recommendation from BMW engineers and entrance to manufacturing
technologies. For instance, on 28 Jul 2016, a BMW Group meets
Formula Student Event will take place during a BMW Driving
Experience in Maisach. In a march of this event, a teams have the
eventuality to balance their cars down to a smallest fact and
sell ideas with their BMW Group mentors. They get final tips and
tricks during motorist training from proficient BMW Driving Experience instructors.

Moreover, a teams upheld by a BMW Group accept comprehensive
support in building and conceptualizing their self-developed racing cars.
Employees behaving as mentors are accessible to a students during the
whole period.


“In a Formula Student, students are means to request believe gained
from their studies to bland use in a singular way,“ says Oliver
Ferschke, conduct of BMW Group Human Resources Marketing. “In the
process, amicable and pivotal competences as good as unsentimental imagination and
business imagination are acquired and deepened. As a result, we are able
to assistance immature engineers achieve critical education and enjoy
themselves doing it.“





In a eventuality of enquiries greatfully contact:


BMW Group Corporate Communications




Jochen Frey, Business and Finance Communications, Human Resources

Phone: +49 (0)89 382-41125


Nikolai Glies, Head of Business, Finance and Sustainability Communications

Phone: +49 (0)89 382-24544



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